| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers will be paying higher rates this year, with the average bills rising by several dollars a month, to cover the cost of upgrading the utility's infrastructure.
Maryland's Public Service Commission, which regulates...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:05 PM
With less than a week to go until the federal government's March 1 deadline to reach an agreement avoiding a set of spending cuts known as sequestration, Howard County's business community is in the dark about its potential impact.
| Oct 3, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to force Maryland utilities to harden their systems against the kind of damage we saw in the summer's derecho storm raised immediate concerns among consumer advocates. The reason: It could add a dollar or two a month to...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:47 AM
Former students at Oklahoma Road Middle School in Eldersburg were honored this week as the creators of a winning video in the Maryland Emergency Management Agency's Public Service Announcement Contest.
Students were asked to develop short (30-60 second)...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Sen. Ben Cardin had a simple request of researchers at the National Institutes of Health looking for ways to defend their funding from looming budget cuts: "Put a face on this."
"You're real people," the Maryland Democrat told hundreds of federal...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Clarence M. Mitchell III, who helped steer a sweeping desegregation measure through the General Assembly, died Thursday of cancer at Seasons Hospice at the Northwest Hospital Center. He was 72.
Mr. Mitchell became the nation's youngest black legislator...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 11:12 AM
With widespread budget cuts on the horizon, Social Security beneficiaries will soon get a preview of how customer service can be affected by a more austere federal government.
Though the agency made no public announcement, the Woodlawn-based Social...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 7:30 AM
You can't blame federal workers if they're feeling like a punching bag for politicians these days.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney rallies supporters with claims that federal workers are overcompensated by as much as 40 percent. The...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Two hundred million dollars has been diverted from Maryland state employees' pension funds in 2013. The government's deception is abominable.
House Republicans are offering three pension reform proposals, and I encourage everyone to call their delegates...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:03 AM
More than 50 people came in support and opposition of the controversial James Run Corporate Campus development project during a public hearing before the Harford County Council's regular legislative meeting in Bel Air Tuesday evening.
Many of those...
| Oct 20, 2012
Keeping your opinions to yourself at work might not be easy in today's supercharged political climate.
With the general election just weeks away, political discussions naturally come up in offices, on campuses and at job sites throughout the Baltimore...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company on Thursday, Oct. 18, announced that it will begin conducting tree and vegetation pruning and review along a 115,000-volt transmission line that follows Cromwell Bridge Road.
The utility said the work, set to begin in...